Superheroes lunchboxes have been banned from school. At least one school has deemed Wonder Woman and her evil-fighting pals too violent for viewing by public school children. A little girl named Laura was sent home with a note for her parents informing them not to send their daughter back to school with a lunchbox, shoes, socks, or other attire featuring superheroes on it again.
The superheroes lunchbox ban shocked not only Laura’s parents, Daniel and Sarah, but nearly everyone on the internet who has now read the viral school note. The name and location of the school were redacted from the note in an effort by the parents to avoid any retaliation for sharing the information.
Little Laura’s lunchbox was adorned with a classic Wonder Woman image, with the female superhero holding the “Lasso of Truth.” The slogan “As lovely as Aphrodite, as wise as Athena” was also emblazoned on the old-fashioned metal lunchbox. However, because the school feels that superheroes resort to violence to solve problems, they must be banned from school due to the existing dress code.
Here is an excerpt from the superheroes lunchbox ban letter as shared by parents Daniel and Sarah.
“We noticed that Laura has a Wonder Woman lunchbox that features a super hero image. In keeping with the dress code of the school, we must ask that she not bring this to school.”The dress code we have established requests that the children not bring violent images into the building in any fashion – on their clothing (including shoes and socks), backpacks and lunch boxes. We have defined ‘violent characters’ as those who solve problems using violence. Superheroes certainly fall into that category.”
Whether or not school staffers will begin pulling up the pants legs of students to inspect for Batman, Superman, or Spiderman images on their socks remains unknown.
Lynda Carter, who played Wonder Woman on television during the 1970s, responded to the superheroes lunchbox ban on Twitter.
Parents told their daughter’s WW lunchbox is too “violent” for school! http://t.co/kYDOXo5ksJ
— Lynda Carter (@RealLyndaCarter) August 26, 2015
“Wonder Woman” by Newt Clements pic.twitter.com/pA7qAx9Azj
— Newt Clements (@NewtonClements) August 29, 2015
No school has come forward to claim responsibility for the superheroes lunchbox ban letter, which means the superheroes lunchbox ban notice could be a hoax.
What do you think about schools banning superheroes because they are too violent?
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